Redatuming physical systems using symmetric autoencoders


This paper considers physical systems described by hidden states and indirectly observed through repeated measurements corrupted by unmodeled nuisance parameters. A network-based representation learns to disentangle the coherent information (relative to the state) from the incoherent nuisance information (relative to the sensing). Instead of physical models, the representation uses symmetry and stochastic regularization to inform an autoencoder architecture called SymAE. It enables redatuming, i.e., creating virtual data instances where the nuisances are uniformized across measurements.

arXiv preprint arXiv:2108.02537